When I went to meet the baby photographer, she requested a few more items, and gave me a bunch of pictures of items she likes. I think I understand her style, but I was so excited I got a little sidetracked with some ideas other than her requested items. Ooops. So this week I focused on the biggest of the three items, a multi-coloured, multi-textured stocking cap. She didn't necessarily want green and red, but likes neutrals and browns.
First, I gathered up all the yarns I thought would work. I was going to do the ribbing after, using the fuzzy yarn in the lower left. That ended up not happening. There's a couple other yarns I didn't use, but this step helps with visualizing the finished item. I had plenty of textured yarns in the light and dark colours, but not much in the "middle" shades. I also knew that I wanted more actual knitted texture. How?
There's also a diaper cover in that picture. I really couldn't work the colour shading into the shape, so I used the Bunny Tail around the waist to tie it together. And the purl side is the outside.
When I started the hat, I didn't have a precise picture in mind of the end result. That's a little challenging for me. I knew I needed to listen to my instincts and to my yarns. If I were to do this again, I'd try putting the Bunny Tail and the fuzzy bobbles really close together so they appear as one band, instead of stripes. But, I still love this hat! I'm more than willing to make similar ones, in other colours too. For the set, $30 if I have the stash yarns, $35+ if I have to buy yarns.
Thanks to Jennifer Bel Photography! If you go to her Facebook page, you can see another adorable picture of this hat, in her cover photo right now (Dec 4)!
I also Freecycled 274 gr of baby yarns this week to a woman who knits for preemies!
Yarn In: 18 141gr + 85gr = 18 226 gr (and I still have 74gr of the Bunny Tail!)
Yarn Out: 274gr + 133gr (that's it?!) + 14 845 = 15 252gr
Balance: 2974gr more brought IN than out
Cost: $3.23 + $437.08 = $440.31/325 days = 1.35/day